Current Affairs This Week (10-11-2019)

  • Air India depicts Ik Onkar mark Guru Nanak’s birth
    In a unique gesture to mark 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev (founder of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus), Air India has painted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on the tail of one of its aircraft. ‘Ik Onkar’ religious symbol is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy.
  • ASI finds 2,000-year-old trade center in Andhra Pradesh
    The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) recently discovered that the present-day state of Andhra Pradesh had a maritime center near the banks of Swarnamukhi river around 2,000 years ago.
  • Cosmic Yeti
    Scientists have accidentally discovered ‘the footprints a monstrous galaxy’ being called as ‘Cosmic Yeti’ in early universe that has never been seen before. The discovery provides new insights into the first growing steps of some of biggest galaxies in universe.
  • IIT-Madras: country’s first standing wheelchair: Arise
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched country’s first indigenously designed standing wheelchair named as ‘Arise’ in presence of
    Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot at the institute.
  • First BIMSTEC Ports Conclave at Visakhapatnam
    Between November 7 and November 8, 2019, the Ministry of shipping is hosting the first ever BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organization that involves South East Asian and South Asian countries.
  • Largest astrophysics assemble
    The Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson 45 min & assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved by Kolkata students at Science City, Kolkata. Attempted on the 1st day of 5th India International Science Festival 2019 in which over 1,598 students participated.
  • 1st-ever Arts Exposition: Intellectual Challenges
    India’s first-ever Arts Exposition for talents with intellectual challenges called ‘eCAPA 2019 – Art from the Heart’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. This exposition will continue till 14 November 2019 at STIR Gallery, Chattarpur Farms.
  • Container Cargo Movement 1st time in River Brahmaputra
    A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati.The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry edible oil, petrochemicals, beverages, etc.
  • Important days of week 31 Oct 2019 to 09 Nov 2019
    October 31: World Cities Day

    October 29: Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day

    Vigilance Awareness Week (28th October, 2019 to 2nd November, 2019)

    November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day

  • Kanpur is world’s most polluted city
    The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh held the title for the world’s most polluted city in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. The book,Guinness World Records 2020, lists thousands of new record titles and holders that will educate curious readers of all age groups. It is released annually by publisher Penguin Random House.
  • ASI: Gottiporlu-a historic trade centre
    The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered the remains of huge settlement during its first phase of excavation at Gottiprolu near Naidupeta,
    Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It has uncovered a mass settlement that was surrounded by a massive brick enclosure

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